Category Archives: Announcements

Announcement: DPLA and HathiTrust Partnership Supports Open E-Book Programs

By The Editors | April 23, 2015

From the announcement: The Digital Public Library of America and HathiTrust have had a strong relationship since DPLA’s inception in 2013. As part of our ongoing collaboration to host and make digitized books widely available, we are now working to see how we can provide our services to exciting new initiatives that bring ebooks to […]

Announcement: MITH Accepting Digital Dialogues Speaker Nominations for Fall 2015

By The Editors | April 21, 2015

From the announcement: MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Fall 2015 semester.  Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange that you can build into your weekly […]

Announcement: Far-reaching “Hydra-in-a-Box” Joint Initiative Funded by IMLS

By The Editors | April 16, 2015

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and the DuraSpace organization are pleased to announce that their joint initiative has been awarded a $2M National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Nicknamed Hydra-in-a-Box, the project aims foster a new, national, library network through a community-based repository system, enabling discovery, interoperability and reuse of digital […]

Announcement: Announcing the launch of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website

By the Editors | April 9, 2015

From the announcement: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at today, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and […]

Announcement: NYU Libraries to Team with Internet Archive to Preserve High Quality Musical Content on the Web

By the Editors | April 7, 2015

From the announcement: New York University Libraries is leading a collaboration with NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program and San Francisco-based Archive-It, a service of the Internet Archive (IA) to ensure that the websites of musical composers can be collected, preserved, and made accessible today and in the future, with sound and visual […]

Announcement: DPLA — Sharing Data for Better Discovery and Access

By the Editors | March 31, 2015

From the announcement: The Internet Archive and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are pleased to announce a joint collaborative program to enhance sharing of collections from the Internet Archive in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Internet Archive will work with interested Libraries and content providers to help ensure their metadata […]

Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy to Support Free Knowledge

By The Editors | March 26, 2015

From the announcement: The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to making knowledge of all forms freely available to the world. Beginning today, our new Open Access Policy will ensure that all research work produced with support from the Wikimedia Foundation will be openly available to the public and reusable on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites. We […]

Announcement: Omeka 2.3 Release

By The Editors | March 24, 2015

From the blog: Omeka 2.3, out today, includes improvements throughout the system, as well as a number of bug fixes. This release includes improved accessibility, with better labels, skip navigation links, and the addition of ARIA roles and landmarks . We have also added the ability to use PHP’s GD extension for creating file derivatives […]

Resource: Neatline 2.4.0

By Wayne Graham | March 12, 2015

We’re happy to announce a new version of Neatline which adds a couple new features along with resolving a few small issues. The two main features in this release  were implemented based on community feedback. First, it’s now possible to set the opacity of a WMS layer when its selected using the “selected” opacity setting. Previously […]

Announcement: 2015 Kilgour Award Goes to Ed Summers

By the Editors | March 12, 2015

The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award, which is jointly sponsored by OCLC, is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work […]